Artistic Director and Conductor
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHAMBER SINGERS: Founded in 1979; is an auditioned SATB chorus, and a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization – comprised of approximately 50+ singers. We are an organization dedicated to the advancement of choral music, the encouragement of participation in group singing, the presentation of choral programs, and the encouragement of cultural music in the community.
Our website is AR-ChamberSingers.org
We seek an Artistic Director and Conductor to implement the artistic and strategic vision of the Chorus, and who can work closely with an active Board of Directors.
Excellent rehearsal and skills
Effective conducting skills for a variety of ensemble types
Strong sense of collaboration
Experience leading a medium-to-large ensemble (>50 members)
Substantial knowledge of choral repertoire
An agreeable and professional disposition
Project management skills to plan, prepare, and execute performances
Advanced degree (MA, MM, DMA, PhD) in a related field
Competent keyboard skills, including modest accompaniment patterns
A nuanced approach to programming both classics and lesser-known works
An active commitment to incorporate more diverse perspectives
A passion for fostering musicianship in the Chorus
A lucid vision for the expansion and enrichment of the Chorus
Select venues and the repertoire to engage the concert audience
Plan and conduct weekly rehearsals plus any additional rehearsals as needed for final concert preparations
Conduct a minimum of three major concerts per year (Fall, Spring, Holiday)
Collaborate with the Accompanist
Identify opportunities for the Chorus to collaborate with other musicians, groups, and at different venues.
Work with Executive Director to ensure that current season music is selected and purchased in a timely fashion
Serve as ex-officio, non-voting member of the ACS board of directors and meet with them on a regular basis
Assist Board in planning annual budget
Present reports at the board meetings regarding the status of the artistic programs and projects
Participate in fundraising activities
Serve as a key official spokesperson for the organization
Participate in community activities that further the name recognition of the chorus
Collaborate with management in developing marketing campaigns and publicity for the chorus
This is a paid part-time position commensurate with qualifications.
Compensation will be based on a contract with the Board of Directors and paid once a month for the entire 12-month fiscal year of 1 July through 30 June.
Email the following to the Search Committee at [email protected]:
Cover letter describing who you are, why you are applying and current resume/CV (PDF preferred)
Phone and email information for 3-4 professional references, at least one familiar with your choral conducting
Samples of 2-3 past programs that exemplify your work
Links to video(s) that demonstrate your conducting in rehearsal (preferred) or performance.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, with applications submitted by August 1, 2022 given priority.